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Emotional staff leave Broadmeadows' Ford plant on a milestone day for manufacturing -

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Workers at Ford in Victoria and Holden in South Australia are experiencing the end of an era in car making.

About 600 Ford jobs are being lost today, as the company exits auto production in Australia.

The manufacturing union is continuing to blame politicians for the downturn, but industry groups are remaining upbeat about the opportunity for workers to re-skill.

And the Prime Minister says today is not the end of Australia's automotive industry; but it marks a new chapter.

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Dave Smith, Australian Manufacturing Workers Union
Malcolm Turnbull, Prime Minister of Australia
Tim Piper, Australian Industry Group
Ford staff